The cinema releases of May 11: The Northman, We smile for the photo, Cut!… – Actus Ciné

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The Norman by Robert Eggers

With Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang …

What is it about ? Young Prince Amleth has just become a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who then seizes the boy’s mother. Amleth flees his island kingdom by boat and vows revenge.

Did you know ? Alexander Skarsgård transformed his body with the help of Swedish nutritionist and trainer Magnus Lygdback, with whom he had previously worked on Tarzan. For The Northman, the actor had to develop a bulky and menacing musculature.

We smile for the photo of François Uzan

With Jacques Gamblin, Pascale Arbillot, Pablo Pauly…

What is it about ? Thierry spends his days classifying his family photos, convinced that the best is behind him. When Claire, his wife, announces that she is leaving him, Thierry, devastated, offers him to redo “Greece 98”, their best family vacation.

Did you know ? We smile for the photo was part of the Official Selection of Alpe d’Huez 2021 and won the Special Jury Prize, chaired by Michèle Laroque.

Snow! by Michel Hazanavicius

With Matilda Lutz, Berenice Bejo, Romain Duris…

What is it about ? A zombie movie set in an abandoned building. Between jaded technicians and unconcerned actors, only the director seems to have the energy to bring a low-budget horror film back to life. The appearance of authentic undead will disrupt filming…

The follies of Jean-Pierre Améris

With Alban Ivanov, Sabrina Ouazani, Michele Bernier…

What is it about ? David, a young farmer from the Cantal, has just had an idea: to save his farm from bankruptcy, he is going to set up a cabaret on the farm. The show is on stage and on the board, with good local produce. He knows for sure, it can only work!

Did you know ? Les Folies fermières is inspired by a true story, which Jean-Pierre Améris discovered in January 2018 when he came across a report about David Caumette on the regional news of France 3. The director recalls: “Three weeks later my producer Sophie Révil and I went to the Tarn to meet David.”

Carnival of John Paul Felix (II)

With Martin Lopez Lacci, Alfredo Castro, Monica Lairana …

What is it about ? During the Andean Carnival, on the border between Argentina and Bolivia, a young dancer from Malambo, Cabra, prepares for the most important competition of his life. When his father, El Corto, a former convict and street robber, returns, he risks everything…

Did you know ? With a difficult history to bring to the big screen (be it production or artistic risk), Karnawal took many years of preparation. With his producers, Juan Pablo Félix (II) had to find many international funds to have a sufficient budget.

Utama: The Forgotten Land by Alejandro Loayza Grisi

With Jose Calcina, Luisa Quisle, Santos Choque…

What is it about ? In the immensity of the Bolivian highlands, Virginio and Sisa watch over their herd of llamas. Until now, nothing has been able to distract them from this hard life, inherited from traditions: neither their advanced age, nor the departure of the inhabitants of the region, displaced by the drought.

Tom by Fabienne Berthaud

With Tanguy Mercier, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Felix Maritaud…

What is it about ? Tom (11) lives with his mother Joss in a mobile home on the edge of the forest. When not at school, Tom is his mother’s little man and takes care of her just as much as he does him. The arrival of Samy, a disturbing young man, will upset their fragile balance…

Did you know ? The film is an adaptation of Barbara Constantine’s novel Tom petit Tom tout petit homme Tom. Rhamsa Productions had just acquired the rights and producer Maya Hariri was looking for a director. When she saw Pieds nus sur les slugs, she thought of Fabienne Berthaud.

Brave Hearts by Mona Achache

With Camille Cottin, Maé Roudet-Rubens, Léo Riehl…

What is it about ? COEURS VAILLANTS tells the odyssey of 6 Jewish children who were hidden during the war, who left to seek refuge where no one thought they would go… in the castle and park of the Chambord estate, in the middle of the hidden works of art from the Louvre. In the brave heart nothing is impossible…

Did you know ? Mona Achache’s grandmother was a hidden child during the war, and the filmmaker preserves her memory of a little girl who heard her tell her story: “I was strangely fascinated by his ability to unfold a story that mixed the pain of losing loved ones with the terror of war on the one hand, and his childlike carelessness, his sense of adventure and freedom on the other.”

Trenches for office wolf

What is it about ? On the frontline of Donbas, soldiers of the Ukrainian Army’s 30th Battalion clash with Russian-backed separatists. Director Loup Bureau immerses us in this wartime experience, at the height of men and in the heart of the trenches.

Turn to Live by Philippe Azoulay

With Jean Dujardin, Anouk Aimée, Sandrine Bonnaire…

What is it about ? I found Tintin, he is over 77 years old, he makes films and travels the world in search of the meaning of life. For 7 years we share the life of a filmmaker and his belief in the incredible fruitfulness of chaos. A unique journey, an artistic adventure, a human and spiritual experience with Claude Lelouch.

Did you know ? In 2012, at the age of 75 and after a long journey through the desert, Claude Lelouch started a race against time and challenged himself to make three films in three years. Philippe Azoulay recalls: “And ‘watch out, they’ll be the best,’ he told me. (…) His arrogant challenge reminds me of the spirit that inspired Cassius Clay/Mohamed Ali in the film When We Were Kings by Léon Gast. “

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